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Stafford's Bay View Inn

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$$ - $$$
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2011 Woodland Ave, Petoskey, MI 49770-5069
+1 800-258-1886
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Try cherry stuffed french toast, veggie omelet, or garden eggs benedict. You won't be disappointed. If you stay in the inn, you get a voucher for $12.50 for breakfast. I also had dinner here. I enjoyed the perch. If you aren't too hungry, try the bibb lettuce salad with berries and a cup of soup.

Thank BECKY6067
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

On a recent trip we drove by the Stafford's Bay View Inn and had lunch. My wife ordered the chicken salad and rated it one of the best she has eaten. They serve a brunch menu until 2 so I ordered the pancakes and they were extremely good as well. We will definitely be back when we return.

Thank Donald A
Dorr, Michigan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Have stopped many times for breakfast, lunch and dinner depending on the time I am going thru town and it`s always been great. Brunch is fantastic. The only negative is that it can be a little pricey compared to some other local venues

Thank S3853AMgregg
Petoskey, Michigan
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is my favorite place to eat. The view from the dining room overlooks Little Traverse Bay, and the food on the brunch buffet is delicious! The food is very high quality and there is a good variety. I love the eggs Benedict, waffles w strawberries & real whipped cream, quiche, carved meat, pecan pie bars, and much, much more.

Thank Tammy F
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

The seafood chowder was excellent. I ordered a cup and it was loaded with shrimp or clams. There must have been at least 12 pieces of shrimp in my cup. I ordered the chicken salad croissant and it was huge. The salad was homemade with large chunks of chicken in it. If you ordered the chicken salad it was an... More 

Thank Jane H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We had to eat here because our friends said this was the place to have a special meal. Our table was near the window and the view was wonderful. I was looking forward to a good whitefish dinner. I was underwelmed. It was bland and tasteless. My wife enjoyed the Chicken Wellington. Understand you are paying for the ambiance and... More 

Thank Bruce H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Our server Dixie Darling, yes that's right Dixie Darling was truly a darling. She recommended a few items. We chose the chowder - cream based. Our friends enjoyed it. We chose the bibb lettuce and Cobb salad. The Bibb was tasty. We ordered the Cobb with no bacon & NO bleu cheese since my husband is deathly allergic to bleu... More 

Thank Ajoy2b
Corunna, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Was able to have the brunch Buffett during a Sunday business visit. Great service, great selections, food was delicious! Parking was a bit of a challenge but it's a busy tourist town so that is to be expected. Would definitely go back.

Thank TJS422
Caledonia, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

I chose this venue for the restaurant in order to celebrate a milestone birthday (60th). I made reservations, and requested a window seat with a view of the Bay, My Wife and I TOTALLY enjoyed Cocktail Shrimp before ordering the Perch and Plank entree. I topped it all off with Cherry Pie ala-mode, and my Wife ordered the Creme Brule.... More 

Thank Rick Z
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Every time we come to Petoskey we must stop in and eat at Stafford's Bay View Inn. The food, service, and view are always fantastic! This restaurant is reasonably priced for lunch and a bit more casual and relaxed than the dinner service. The décor is similar to what you might find on Mackinac Island at the Grand Hotel or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2011 Woodland Ave, Petoskey, MI 49770-5069
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Emmet County  >  Petoskey
  • Phone Number: +1 800-258-1886

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?